AC556 Prices..

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mattsbox99

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I got a buddy selling his AC556 (full auto Mini 14)... I'm used to what transferable M16s run, but what is a good price on the AC? He has a Ciener .22LR conversion and 3/22 Mags and 7 Ruger 30s too.
 

four70nitro

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There are a couple on gunbroker right now for $5500-5700 -- I saw one a while back that went for nearly $7K, I guess it just depends on condition, options, and what the traffic will bear.....
 

mattsbox99

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Yea I saw those... he's asking 6 for his... I haven't asked what he'd take for it... I'm sure its worth it, and I really want one... the paperwork is such a hassle though...
 

four70nitro

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Here in Washington you can't own one.......period......about 25 years ago I helped talk the local police department into buying four AC556K's when they were "replacing" the Thompsons that had been their "assualt" rifles. I went out to the range to shoot them a couple of times. The Rugers where a lot of fun to shoot and quite accurate. One of the guys was shooting one when a couple of ground squirrels showed up at the other end of the range. He had it in 3-shot burst mode and hit one of the squirrels with two out of the three shots.

The Thompsons were REALLY fun to shoot. I hated to see them get rid of those, but they weren't very practical as an in-the-squad-car weapon.

Dave
 

chet15

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I'd sure like to find out more about these scarce guns for the Ruger reference. 'Course with as limited as they are to the regular public, we don't get to see these at all.
Same goes for Ruger's MP5. I'd heard there were probably only about 2,000 of those built, in the initial run....but anybody else seen one?
Chet15
 

chet15

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The MP5 was a design by Uzi Gael that Ruger bought. I'm told they worked pretty slick, but not much demand for such an item. I imagine a lot of those type weapons get used for qualifying every once in a while, but not much else. Will probably last forever.
Chet15
 

tuftrk

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I got to shoot a MP5 at the Ruger indoor shooting range at the Newport plant back in October of 2000 when I attended the Ruger Armourers Course for the Mini 14 and the PC rifles.
They sure were fun to shoot !!!!! :D
 
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Hello gang - I just purchased my first class 3 - which is an ac556. I called ruger b4 I purchased it and they told me they still service them. HOWEVER - what they wont tell you (I found out the hard way), is that their customer service folks dont know that Ruger decided a long time ago to no longer make parts for the ac - thus, there are in essence no factory parts availabe. They will tell you there are, but if you make them tell you what parts are availalbe, you will find out that other than a few springs and a part or two that never breaks, there are no full auto parts. Thus, in reality there is NO factory service. Matter fact, two of folks I talked to came right out said "we no longer will service the ac556" then again others will tell you they have full service. But I made them let me talk to a supervisor - and she is the one who told me the 'real' bad news.
 

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